This is not just another Christian woman blog. More than likely, you will be offended, especially if you consider yourself a devout bible thumping Christian. Truth is, I am the last person that should be writing this blog – speaking on behalf of the Lord. The last. Like, my name should not even be considered. If you don’t believe me, go ask my family or my best friend…they will tell you I have a past.
Someone once told me that everyone has a past. If we didn’t, there would be no sense in having words like “present” or “future”. I know the word has many more meanings, not just a person’s yesterdays, but it was rather encouraging to me. Everyone can overcome their past. How? Well, keep reading, and we will see how I continue to overcome mine, on a daily basis.
The stories I intend to share are my story, my testimony, piece by piece. Y’all, I am just another girl, trying to navigate through this world until I get to the better side. My name, well….it’s not important. My story, it’s unique and important, but at the same time, I am just like you. I will be real, raw, and honest. It’s the only way I know to be. I will be authentic. But, I will also protect the names of family, friends, coworkers, church family, and complete strangers. If I don’t know a person’s name, I will make it up. If I do know the person’s name, I will still make it up. The who is not always important (this coming from someone who likes to ask questions about every detail), names are the least important. With one exception….
God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten [fruit] from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Genesis 3:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
In the garden of Eden, Eve and Adam ate the forbidden fruit, hid from God because they became aware of their nakedness. God asked them in Genesis 3:11, “Who told you that…” This question burns in my mind often. In my own nakedness, who told me that I am naked, exposed, unprotected, uncovered, and bare? Who seeks to embarrass me and humiliate me? One name. Satan. I sometimes ask myself this question several times a day, who told you that? The days I say I am fat, or ugly, not good enough, I don’t matter, or worse yet, that I am just simply not enough. I don’t know what your nakedness looks like, but mine is not pretty. It makes me want to hide from God too. In fact, I’ve spent most my 36 years doing just that, hiding from the Lover of my soul. Hiding, to cover up my nakedness and disobedience, from the One who seeks to redeem me and the One who absolutely loves me. The Name above all names. My LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. That is the only name that matters.
This blog is to expose my nakedness, expose me. If you thought you would read this to just see a few scriptures, or to hear a fairy tale of how someone grew up in church and had the perfect life, sorry to disappoint you, this is not that blog. But if you are like me, seeking something real, not so cookie cutter, something that will expose Satan for who he is, and expose us all that fall into his schemes, including the writer, well you have found the right place!!
One honest note – I literally have no idea what I am doing. I have no idea how this is going to look, or what I am supposed to do. I suppose sometimes I will pray, I will tell a story about how God is working in my life, maybe throw in some scripture, I might laugh or cry (you might too). I might be angry, depressed, or overjoyed and full of excitement. I have no standard. I want the Lord to have His way and speak His Word and His message.
Friends, if you have made it this far, you have already blessed me greatly. Maybe this is entry was just for you. Be authentic in all you do brethren. Stop letting others dictate everything about you. Let Go – Let God. He will bless you greatly.